Montréal, Aude

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Montréal
Saint Vincent collegiate church
Saint Vincent collegiate church
Coat of arms of Montréal
Coat of arms
Location of Montréal
Montréal is located in France
Montréal
Montréal
Montréal is located in Occitanie
Montréal
Montréal
Coordinates: 43°12′N 2°09′E / 43.2°N 2.15°E / 43.2; 2.15Coordinates: 43°12′N 2°09′E / 43.2°N 2.15°E / 43.2; 2.15
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLa Malepère à la Montagne Noire
IntercommunalityMalepère
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Rebelle
Area
1
55.21 km2 (21.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,085
 • Density38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11254 /11290
Elevation117–443 m (384–1,453 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montréal (Languedocien: Montreal) is a commune just south of Carcassonne in the Aude department, a part of the ancient Languedoc province and the present-day Occitanie region in southern France.

History[edit]

In 1206 Montréal was the site of debates between Catholics and Cathars, a sect of Christianity whose beliefs ran contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. These debates were initiated by Diego of Osma and his canon, the future Saint Dominic, as part of Pope Innocent III's program to convert the Cathars in the area to Catholicism.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,761—    
19681,678−4.7%
19751,588−5.4%
19821,535−3.3%
19901,546+0.7%
19991,672+8.2%
20081,957+17.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.